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Old 07-01-2013, 07:58 PM   #91
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Word.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:37 PM   #92
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We're up and rolling at 6:30 Sunday morning. Another benefit of a hotel room, get up, shower, and roll. If I can keep finding decent hotel rooms for 50 bucks I could almost be persuaded to sell my camping gear, almost. It was a 30 minute ride into Bennington where we fueled up and rode around town a bit. Another thing I learned on this trip was riding around checking out all these historic towns is best done in the morning when everyone else is sleeping.





General John Stark. Revolutionary War hero and penned the phrase "Live free or Die".



Man I love the history up here. I've always been pretty passionate about the Civil War due mostly because of the area I grew up in but I would love to come back up here and spend time checking out the Revolutionary War battlefields and forts. So much incredible history and stories of sacrifice that are too easily forgotten.

Back into New York we cross over the Hudson river on the Rip Van Winkle bridge on our way to the Catskill Mtns.





Our first view of the Catskill mountains.



We felt like we didn't spend as much time here as we should have much like the Adirondacks on the way up, but at least now we have a pretty good list of roads we'll try next time.

Kaaterskill Falls





After screwing up our routing and paying New Jersey a dollar for getting to ride a couple of miles of their roads we got back on track to the Deleware Water Gap.



It's a nice ride but the deer were out in force. Next time I want to check the road out on the Jersey side BroncoDave took pictures of. We did find this gem along the way, Silver Thread Falls, probably the prettiest waterfall I've ever seen.





This is where I told her my plan of spending the night in Stroudsburg where we spent our honeymoon 25 years earlier.

I think she replied, "whatever, it's hot we need to get rolling".

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:38 PM   #93
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Thanks Erik, you too Jack.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #94
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Our last day was our most uneventful. Our plan was to take the Millersburg Ferry across the Susquehanna river but the ferry didn't start operations until 11:00 and that would get us home too late so we took interstate for about 80 miles, which CampCook did NOT like. At Harrisburg we got off the interstate and started looking for more back roads. Being this close to Gettysburg and the 150th anniversary of the battle coming up we had to stop.

Looking at Cemetery Ridge held by the Union army from the confederate's position in the tree line along Seminary Ridge.







C.C. taking the opportunity to take off some clothes.



Hey, your timing is off by about 18 hours.


Wish we had more time, I hated being this close and not stopping to see SoPaRider and SoPaGuider. At least we had enough time for me to show Rhonda High Rock.







She's at it again.



Finally get a picture of the Strom in front of the Fort Ritchie gate and then we go home.



Thanks everybody for all the kind comments and thanks for following along, hopefully there will be much more to come.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:16 AM   #95
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Kevin, your report has been a pleasure to view and read daily . Great job with the photos and thought expressions! Well done sir! Now get back out there and write another one!
Thanks Dave, I really do enjoy going back over my notes and re-living the trip. It does make me feel good other people are enjoying it too.

Now it's yout turn.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:43 AM   #96
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Great pictures and story, really enjoyed being allowed to come along. Thank you.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:21 AM   #97
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We're up and rolling at 6:30 Sunday morning. Another benefit of a hotel room, get up, shower, and roll. If I can keep finding decent hotel rooms for 50 bucks I could almost be persuaded to sell my camping gear, almost.



This is where I told her my plan of spending the night in Stroudsburg where we spent our honeymoon 25 years earlier.

I think she replied, "whatever, it's hot we need to get rolling".
Hotels are nice for trips, but I prefer cabins. That way you have the benefits of showers, bathrooms and dry places to stash gear, but still have a campfire to sit by and relax.

I was very excited about going back to the spot of our honeymoon, I was hot and tired but thought it was a very romantic idea.

This was a wonderful trip and I look forward to many more like it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:28 AM   #98
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Hotels are nice for trips, but I prefer cabins. That way you have the benefits of showers, bathrooms and dry places to stash gear, but still have a campfire to sit by and relax.

I was very excited about going back to the spot of our honeymoon, I was hot and tired but thought it was a very romantic idea.

This was a wonderful trip and I look forward to many more like it.
Kevin I quoted her so Rhonda can't delete at a later date! BTW - if Rhonda decided to rescind the last statement "This was a wonderful trip and I look forward to many more like it" and need me to delete this one... I will do it for a pumpkin roll. Yes I can be bought
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #99
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Thanks Mike. I can't believe how horrendous my writing is even after proof reading before submitting each post. I noticed in your quote I wrote where instead of wear, a few post back I used there instead of their. Oh well, I guess you all are getting most of what I mean to say.
Very nice trip report and great pics.
On this forum, if we threw out all the posts where there/their, road/rode, where/wear, your/you're, etc were misused we wouldn't understand most of what was written.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:49 AM   #100
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Nice report, thanks for taking us along. Gettysburg is one of those places on my bucket list. Too bad about the rain. Good thing you went when you did, because it's been raining here every day lately. Tornado 1 mile south of me yesterday in Windsor, CT. It's just rainy and humid then a thunderstorm drenches everything and the whole region has turned into a mosquito farm.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #101
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Great pictures and story, really enjoyed being allowed to come along. Thank you.
Mickey, I'm looking forward to reading a ride report from you and Jodi. Hope you're back on the bike soon brother.

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Kevin I quoted her so Rhonda can't delete at a later date! BTW - if Rhonda decided to rescind the last statement "This was a wonderful trip and I look forward to many more like it" and need me to delete this one... I will do it for a pumpkin roll. Yes I can be bought
Thanks Lance, I guess everyone has their price and yours is a pumpkin roll.
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Very nice trip report and great pics.
On this forum, if we threw out all the posts where there/their, road/rode, where/wear, your/you're, etc were misused we wouldn't understand most of what was written.
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Thanks Glen, my wife was just talking about the poor grammar here. I guess it's human nature that I see it so easily in other people's posts and fail to see it in mine.

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Nice report, thanks for taking us along. Gettysburg is one of those places on my bucket list. Too bad about the rain. Good thing you went when you did, because it's been raining here every day lately. Tornado 1 mile south of me yesterday in Windsor, CT. It's just rainy and humid then a thunderstorm drenches everything and the whole region has turned into a mosquito farm.
We only had rain two out of ten days so we can't complain, plus it gave us a sense that we left the trip unfinished so we'll have to go back.

I hear ya about the mosquitoes, they ate us up in Maine.
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Kev: If you want fresh caught lobsters, you can get'em 3 hours closer than Maine @ http://abbottslobster.com/



that's where we go. about an hour for us.

The RI shore is beautiful too. Very rocky like Maine. That's where we typically vacation, but we've rented a house in York, ME for several days after Labor Day weekend 2013. Will be eating lobster then.
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Thanks for taking us along on such a great ride. You guys are an inspiration. At this time, I am without a bike of any kind and my bride keeps talking Trike, which I find repulsive. She keeps muttering rubbish about me dumping her in the sand on Daytona Beach, in the rain. I would love a DP bike, like a DR, but that would never do as she would be left out. So, a road burner it must be. It's RR's like yours that will help win her over and hopefully before we are too old to enjoy it. Thanks again.....Pop
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Thanks for taking us along on such a great ride. You guys are an inspiration. At this time, I am without a bike of any kind and my bride keeps talking Trike, which I find repulsive. She keeps muttering rubbish about me dumping her in the sand on Daytona Beach, in the rain. I would love a DP bike, like a DR, but that would never do as she would be left out. So, a road burner it must be. It's RR's like yours that will help win her over and hopefully before we are too old to enjoy it. Thanks again.....Pop

You're welcome Lollipop. I hope you win her over soon. No need to go with a purely street bike, check out this Ride Report. He's taking his daughter to the Grand Canyon on a KTM 990.
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